Rather than remain silent on race, Western philosophy has often situated African and Black life particularly as degraded, an exception, or outside life itself. What genealogies have enabled and continue this history? What genealogies, both within the academy and without, offer us tools for resistance? Aiming to cultivate vocabularies at precisely this intersection, AICRE+PHILOSOPHY is a year-long series collaboration between The Africana Institute for Creation, Recognition, and Elevation (AICRE) and the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. Featuring guest lectures from philosophers from around the world in conversation with lecturers, graduate students, and faculty within the department, AICRE+PHILOSOPHY facilitates a space to engage the impact of antiblackness within Western philosophies through shared scholarship, reflection, and discussion.